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A little otter cub found alone by the side of the road at Harrapool on Skye last month is doing well in the care of the island-based International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF).
IOSF was contacted after the cub, a male, now named Louis, approached a dog-walker (and screamed) as they passed on a nearby pavement.
The walker tried to do the right thing and leave the little otter but given the proximity to the road, and its insistence on following them, the IOSF says it was the right thing not to leave it.
‘Leaving the little cub would have only led to the possibility of an accident on the road and that was a risk that was not worth taking,’ said IOSF on its website.
IOSF was called and immediately reacted to rescue the little otter. The charity added: ‘Louis is a fiery little sir and is developing well. After a few meals on salmon he is now happily eating whole fish and gaining weight, so long may that continue.’